There are two distinct populations/genetic lines of moose in Nova Scotia:
– the Mainland Moose; these are Eastern Moose (Alces alces subspecies americana). They are restricted to Mainland NS where they are Endangered
– the Cape Breton Moose; these are Northwestern Moose (Alces alces subspecies andersoni). They are restricted to Cape Breton Island, and are not endangered.
There are controversies surrounding both of them.
The pages and subpages on Moose:
These “MOOSE Pages” were previously posted on nsforestnotes.ca which is no longer being updated.
They were copied onto this website (www.versicolor.ca/nstriad) on Sep 20, 2023, where they will be updated as appropriate.